catchment basin

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Noun1.catchment basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariescatchment basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
detention basin - a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
retention basin - a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
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The Manila Bay serves as the catchment basin of major rivers in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Bataan, Laguna and Cavite.
It aims to identify the sensitive input parameters and potential DCIAs that influence the runoff and loads in a large catchment basin.
Consunji said in an interview the rehab design intended the pit to become a catchment basin for fresh water, which would be populated with food fish and other aquatic resources.
Some villas were constructed 3ft to 6ft below road level, making it a catchment basin for floodwater coming from the high points of Jebel Ali.
UN has launched the project of sustainable agriculture in cooperation with Iran and Japan in Urumieh Lake's catchment basin.
Attached to a roof gutter, it channels rainwater from the roof into a catchment basin.
MalacaAaAaAeA~ang is hoping the University of the Santo Tomas (UST) will coopera with the government and reconsider its objection to the planned construction of a catchment basin inside the campus.
Firstly sort gray levels of each pixel from low to high to get the local minima we call catchment basin CB(mi) of a regional minimum mi the set of points xsupp(f) which are closer to mi than to any other regional minimum for the topographical distance just similar with Euclidean distance:Equation
Shabanloo and Hamrang [14] showed in a study of flood hydrograph estimated by the models of integration and distribution in the catchment basin By HEC-HMS and HEC-GeoHMS programs, it is closer to the formation of surface flow hydrograph and precipitation formation in a modified distribution method ModClarc integrated approach towards the SCS hydrograph recorded in the basin.
The results of topographic analysis with data obtained from the DEM (resolution 20 x 20 m) show that the slopes are steep, mainly on the southern and southwestern sides of the Caete catchment basin, especially at the headwaters of the Santo Anjo River (Table 3, Figure 7).
Several factors determine the water quality of these reservoir which includes seasonal precipitation, wind action, geologic origin of the catchment basin and pattern of hydrological cycle prevalent in the dam (Tundisi and Straskraba,1999), the transportation of nutrients by tributary rivers (Tufford and McKellar, 1999; Friedl and Wuest, 2002), seasonal climatic changes (Chapman, 1996; Barik et al.
Valsan catchment basin is situated in the central part of Romania between Arges basin in the western part and Raul Doamnei in the eastern part (Fig.